Sat 19 Sep 2009
DJ Roc Raida passed away today after being hospitalized earlier this month for a spinal injury. He was one of the founding members of the award winning X-Ecutioners turntablist crew, and was featured in the DJ-ing documentary, Scratch (clip above).
This year (really this summer even) has been filled with startling and sobering losses.
UPDATE: MTV News writes about Roc Raida’s passing, and has a statement from his family. They confirm that Roc died of complications from a spinal injury which he sustained during mixed-martial-arts.
UPDATE 2: DJ Premier and DJ Eclipse are hosting a Roc Raida benefit at APT on Monday, Sept 21. (thanks to Dunny for the tip)
UPDATE 3: Primo sent over the details of Roc Raida’s funeral…
At the Mt Nebo Baptist church, 1883 Adam Clayton Powell JR blvd (114th street)
10am – 12:30pm Viewing
12:30- 3pm service.
more after the jump…
Update: Lord Finesses reminisces about Roc Raida